L.A.'s finest

July 1991
U.S. News & World Report;7/22/91, Vol. 111 Issue 4, p11
Details the results of a commission examination of the videotaped police beating of motorist Rodney King, and its finding that Los Angeles police not only failed to discipline officers who misused force, but often rewarded them with promotions. Comment by Mayor Tom Bradley who said Police Chief Daryl Gates will be gone by year's end.


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